The School of Journalism features several hands-on courses that allow students to practice what they’ve learned under the guidance of veteran news and public relations professionals. After taking these classes, alongside a rich co-op experience, students will be well-equipped to meet the challenges of today’s competitive job market.

Investigative Reporting/Advanced Reporting is offered to undergraduates and graduates and is taught by awarding-winning WCVB-TV Investigative Reporter Mike Beaudet. Students investigate public interest stories that air on WCVB-TV, Channel 5 in Boston.

Digital Storytelling and Social Media offers students an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of digital journalism. Emphasizes hands-on instruction in multimedia skills. Topics may include blogging, photography, video and audio production, use of social media as a reporting tool, and mapping and data visualization. Guest speakers and a consideration of the future of news may also be part of the course. Requires students to produce a final project that consists of storytelling across a range of platforms—for example, a written article, a photo story, and a video. This class is taught by Professor Dan Kennedy, former media critic with The Phoenix  and publisher of the popular Media Nation blog.

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